Derby #106: Double-Take Derby 6
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Steamworks Operatica V.2

Steamworks Operatica V.2
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judy2009


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Drakxxx


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Here's hoping I can get my Steampunk to you guys this time.

Thanks as always.


omnitarian


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It really is too bad you only have one design in the double-take, but fortunately it's one of your best to date. Love the steampunk dog.

krisrobinson


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omnitarian wrote:but fortunately it's one of your best to date.


QFT

itoaseik


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Drakxxx wrote:Here's hoping I can get my Steampunk to you guys this time.

Thanks as always.


I hope so too... the near-comeback before was epic. I've been waiting for this guy, and with a lot of luck I might just get two shirts this time (with edgar's Air) after a long shirt-drought.

jmmbell1987


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Fingers crossed that I'll be able to get my first drakxxx shirt. Love this design.

elwayman02


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I'm so glad this is back, and it's definitely going to print this time! GMV

JadenKale


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elwayman02 wrote:I'm so glad this is back, and it's definitely going to print this time! GMV


I'm only sad it didn't print the first time... but awesome job again on this, Drakxxx!!!

endangeredomega


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This was robbed the first time, but will hopefully see print this go-round.

Still, the only part of the design that bugs me a little is the fact that the woman's skirt seems to melt into the steam in places.

AdderXYU


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This shouldn't be in the fog right now.

Because it should have printed during the original derby instead of the schlock that didn't even fit the theme.

bellarific


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This is not typically the kind of stuff I'd wear on a shirt, so I always neglect to comment on your designs, and I've just realized that THAT is a complete travesty. You're extremely talented, Draxxx. I can tell from the love you put into these designs that you breathe art, which makes you the type that inspires other artists. Mucho respecto.

Drakxxx


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Figure I"d go all out and post the detail pics again. Thanks so much for the support on this one so far guys, I've worked the hardest on this one by far, and I consider it my grand opus in a lot of respects.

(Right click -> view image to see full sample)
DETAIL 1: Characters


DETAIL 2: Steam Bot's head


DETAIL 3: Steam Bot's Hand


DETAIL 4: Steamwork Intricacies


2thFairy


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Yes! I still want this!!

bluetuba


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You got ROBBED last time man, got my vote again.. I'd love to own this teeshirt!

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

sonny2009


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bluetuba wrote:You got ROBBED last time man, got my vote again.. I'd love to own this teeshirt!


I'm certain Drak will be robbed again when all is said and done. I honestly don't know why he bothers submitting such painstaking work like this when a blind monkey could tell him that this isn't the place for it.

sailormoontsu


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AdderXYU wrote:This shouldn't be in the fog right now.

Because it should have printed during the original derby instead of the schlock that didn't even fit the theme.


Agreed. Good luck this time around!

Blog Vote! Visit my Spreadshirt Shop.

AdderXYU


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sonny2009 wrote:I'm certain Drak will be robbed again when all is said and done. I honestly don't know why he bothers submitting such painstaking work like this when a blind monkey could tell him that this isn't the place for it.


Some people submit painstaking work because they care too much not to. The effort-to-payout ratio is unthinkably skewed, but real art comes from the joy of creation. Drakxxx puts in so much detail week to week because that is what he believes in artistically. And that is what has gained him a strong fanbase, if not strong enough to get him over the schlock that prints instead. If he didn't put that effort in, he wouldn't be who he is. And I can guarantee that he'd start bleeding fans.

Every place is the place for well done work. It is the community's ignorance if they cannot realize it, not the artist's for going the extra mile.

That said, I fully expect this to be robbed, as well. If wooters can't understand steampunk in a derby devoted to the term, they sure won't care about it above all the other options.

isparabola


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This is the only shirt i'm backing this week. PRINT DAMNIT.

I cant believe this didn't print in the Steampunk derby, as it was pretty much the only shirt near the fog in that derby that was actually steampunk.

FunOnTheBun


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bellarific wrote:This is not typically the kind of stuff I'd wear on a shirt, so I always neglect to comment on your designs, and I've just realized that THAT is a complete travesty. You're extremely talented, Draxxx. I can tell from the love you put into these designs that you breathe art, which makes you the type that inspires other artists. Mucho respecto.


Holy buttons! Have you printed Botanical Beard anywheres yet? It was a shame it didn't get an honorable mention...

On a more on topic note, I guess I just barely missed the steampunk derby, so I'm really glad to see this one. I actually didn't notice the puppy for a while. Looks good ;)

scumit


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AdderXYU wrote:This shouldn't be in the fog right now.

Because it should have printed during the original derby instead of the schlock that didn't even fit the theme.


I only saw the first sentence before scrolling down and felt like fighting you :P

GMV I'm always a sucker for some good wholesome steampunk.

sakleehop


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Dam n, it's not even the end of the first day and this terrific design has already been knocked out of the fog! If this shirt doesn't print this week - I have to believe that too many derby voters simply cannot appreciate this level artistic design. Unfortunately, both the artist and his fans pay the price for their lack of appreciation. Hopefully, things will change as the derby votes continue to be registered.

marmls2m


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i just want you to know, drakxxxy, im pulling for you


artulo


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Shocked this didn't print last time...good luck this derby! Wonderful design.

jmmbell1987


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Back into the fog with you.

This derby is gonna be fun to watch. I just hope it ends with this and "Air" printing.

jenovanomusuko


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You have my vote! Surely I would wear such a thing!

Jeni0816


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stingray69


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I've been waiting for three months to vote for this shirt again. If it doesn't print I guess I'll have to wait another two months to get it on spreadshirt, or cameesa, or wherever he puts it.

mikenytola


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The more I look at this shirt the more it's starting to grow on me. It's not really my flavor, but I think this design is top notch and would make a great t-shirt. By weeks end I might be sold to pick this one up. GMV.

Silvioislame


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Really hoping this one makes it, a shame you only have one HM, but atleast this one is up there already!

Muntoe


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Please oh please, I hope this one wins!

satinembers


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Muntoe wrote:Please oh please, I hope this one wins!


I really hope this wins this time around, I really want to buy one!

True freedom can be seen in the eyes of an anarchist.

Jeni0816


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It's back in the fog! Yay!!! Everyone needs to vote for this so I can buy it.

Valdin


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My WIFE would buy this for me ... and that's saying something.

cleverconveyence


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AdderXYU wrote:This shouldn't be in the fog right now.

Because it should have printed during the original derby instead of the schlock that didn't even fit the theme.


****ing preach.

gmv. gmv so, so hard.

Number of shirt.woots in 08: 23 (not counting randoms and shirts bought for friends)
number of shirt.woots in 09: 2 (same criteria)

theinfinityloop


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Really pulling for ya, Drakxxx! Here's to hoping this gets printed, and yes, it most definitely should have printed last time.


namshub1337


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Will buy if printed!

KevinMCombes


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God, this shirt has been screwed in so many ways. First there was the debacle with the shirt being "not on a woot shirt color", and it just barely missed printing with a resub that had very little time to be voted for. To top that off, this derby actually took place BEFORE the last double-take, so this shirt has waited the LONGEST, giving us so much time to forget the injustice. I've been waiting so long to vote again for this shirt, and it's the only one I'm voting for this derby.

isparabola


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If this doesn't print... Which it looks like it probably wont I hope it prints elsewhere.

lindab53


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scaffolding, I really wanted this shirt. Drakxxx, if it doesn't print here, please let us know if it prints elsewhere. Thanks.

Edit: Well, now I know why I have been seeing scaffolding a lot lately...it's the new filter word for c r a p.

spanishmel


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Happy to see this is in the fog!

Lamuril


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I really like the artwork... But honestly as a female I would never wear the shirt. It's definitely more of a guy shirt. I do hope you win with all the hard work you put into it, or print it elsewhere for all your strong supporters. GL!

KessiTheNinja


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Please please please let this go up in the fog and stay there!!! I love this shirt sooooo much!! Basically amazing in so many ways! Even as a girl i'd wear this quite frequently=P GMV! [times 373 million if i could!]

Piratical


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This shirt is stunning, I don't understand why it isn't in the fog. D: I may cry if this doesn't end up in the top three.

jfijolek


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GMV

you always have some of the best designs. I love your art style and motif.

kyougoh


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I've been buying stuff from here a while now, and this is by far one of the best pieces of art I've seen on this site.

It is *criminal* that this may not fog despite two chances. The majority of Woot voters don't deserve a shirt this good. Drakxxx, you're way too good for their pathetic tastes. You're the King Crimson to the Nsync of ramykyoku.

I'll be livid if this doesn't print, and may just stop buying shirts from here altogether. I know my action makes no difference to the bottom line, but I'm sick of seeing good artwork lose to pandering scaffolding.

bluetuba


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It's starting to look like without some last minute voting surge this one is going to miss out again, which is a damn shame. This is one of 2 in the top 10 or so that I'd buy and proudly wear. Cthulu BBQ is getting close to the top 10, then I'd have 3, heh

I like all of your work Drak, I hope you keep on keepin on!

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

LightSpiral


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I absolutely adore this shirt! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PRINT!

littleonerun


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Lamuril wrote:I really like the artwork... But honestly as a female I would never wear the shirt. It's definitely more of a guy shirt. I do hope you win with all the hard work you put into it, or print it elsewhere for all your strong supporters. GL!


Errr... plenty of females would wear this shirt. I can think of at least 5 of my female friends who would wear this, including myself. GMV... let's get this one to the printers!

jmmbell1987


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Back into the fog, once more. Please stay this time.

KessiTheNinja


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kyougoh wrote:I've been buying stuff from here a while now, and this is by far one of the best pieces of art I've seen on this site.

It is *criminal* that this may not fog despite two chances. The majority of Woot voters don't deserve a shirt this good. Drakxxx, you're way too good for their pathetic tastes. You're the King Crimson to the Nsync of ramykyoku.

I'll be livid if this doesn't print, and may just stop buying shirts from here altogether. I know my action makes no difference to the bottom line, but I'm sick of seeing good artwork lose to pandering scaffolding.


I completely agree with you on this!!!! This is absolutly amazing and NEEDS to print!

stingray69


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I can't take the drama any longer. I've never seen so much action in the fog. It's in, it's out. Now something else is out, now it's in again...

Checking the derby page every other hour probably doesn't help.

jmmbell1987


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Aaaaand that's all she wrote.

Fingers crossed for an EC, for this or "Air".

LightSpiral


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SIGH! It fell out of the fog...

Let us know if you submit it somewhere else later on?

Yelinyellow


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This shirt is AWESOME
I love steampunk

satinembers


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Frick I really wanted this shirt both times! Damn people and their stupid voting on scaffolding!

True freedom can be seen in the eyes of an anarchist.

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